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5 Must-Do Activities in Panama

<i>By Rebecca Strauss</i><p>It’s a tiny country (the size of South Carolina) that packs a big punch—Panama, the umbilical cord between Central and South …

Best adventure travel for 2014

For those who like their trips to thrill, here’s our pick of the best places to feel pumped in 2014.<p>Mountain biking, Avoriaz, France<p>Avoriaz is one of 12 interconnected resorts in the Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps, where man-made bike trails and alpine tracks create a spectacular …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Ask the Experts: Where can I learn to surf?

I’m so excited! Why? Not only is it Friday, but it’s <i>Ask the Experts</i> Friday! A cause for double celebration, if ever I heard one.<p>New to <i>Ask the …

How to Work in Canada For a Year

A working holiday is one of those experiences that could, very excitingly, change the course of your life. At the very least, the memories of times …

High Five... Central America!

Central America is the kind of place that will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you a worn out mess. In the very best way possible.<p>This is a …

Panama’s highlights, beyond the canal

Unfettered by tourist crowds, Panama’s pristine beaches, lush rainforest and big city nightlife are coming to define this off-the-beaten-track Central American gem.<p>Throughout the last century Panama was mostly defined by its canal, but what lies beyond those locks could very well define the next. …

20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

When the going gets tough: extreme adventures around the world

What are the toughest adventures on the planet? Which extreme exploits push willing participants to their mental and physical limits?<p>Depends what you mean by tough, travel and adventure. It’s an open question with no wrong answers, but here are a few feats of endurance, endeavour and, dare we say …

Kosovo: what to see in Europe's newest country

Perched in the foothills of the Sharr Mountains, the Kosovan village of Runjeve is so sleepy that the arrival of our car merits an audience. Farmers down their wooden tools and children interrupt their games in the primary school yard to stare as our low-slung saloon grumbles up the poorly surfaced …

Kenya's Giant Aquifer Highlights Groundwater's Critical Role

Aquifers water an increasingly thirsty world, but are they sustainable?<p><b>The Turkana region in Kenya is not the type of place that would come to mind when picturing a wellspring bursting with water.</b><p>The area is dry and desolate. It is one of the most arid regions on this planet, with soaring …

10 Most Beautiful Places in New Zealand

When you dream about traveling to <b>New Zealand</b> you dream of those epic landscapes you see on travel brochures, not bustling cities. Well, the news …

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Belgrade, Serbia: a cultural city guide

"Over the past 2,600 years, my city has been destroyed 40 times and changed rulers over 60 times. History is one of our products.”<p>Standing in Kalemegdan Park, on a cliff 410ft above the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans, it’s easy to appreciate …

Island-hopping down Central America’s Caribbean coast

You don't always need suitcases full of cash to enjoy the Caribbean Sea – cradled in its western corner lie a number of idyllic island groups that are surprisingly easy on the pocket. Here's our guide to navigating this captivating region sure to bring out the adventurer in you.<p><b>San Blas Islands,</b> …

Burma for independent travellers

<b>Florence Lawson writes</b><br>My husband and I are seriously thinking of a two- to three-week trip to Burma (Myanmar) in late November, buying only flights and booking the first two or three nights in Yangon in advance, without a preplanned itinerary or bookings. Is this madness, or is it feasible to make …

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What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture

Wildlife<p>Written by: Mark J. Spalding, Kathryn Peyton and Ashley Milton<p>Phrases like “lessons from the past” or “learning from ancient history” are apt to make our eyes glaze over, and we flash to memories of boring history classes or droning TV documentaries. But in the case of aquaculture, a little …

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

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Top travel books of the year named

He received the nomination for Meander: East to West Along a Turkish River (Chatto & Windus, Random House), which recalls a tiring and often uncomfortable journey along the Meander River from its source in central Turkey to the Aegean. An extract from the book was published on Telegraph Travel last …

How to cool off in the UK this summer

Come on in, the water's warm – for once<p>The quickest way to take off the heat is to dive into a deliciously cool swimming pool. Sadly Britain's …

Mekong river cruise: Gyles Brandreth's river cruise holiday adventure

As anyone who listened in to Radio 4’s Just a Minute game show two weeks ago will know, I was until very recently a cruise virgin. More than that, I was positively anti-cruise, turning down several offers to give lectures on board. Being holed up in a vast ship with a bunch of retired strangers and …